Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts


40 minutes Elliptical with 60 sec hard, 60 sec recovery x 8

Strength training:

Cable flys

Half kneeling cable rotation

Lat pull down

Reverse lunge with cable row

Banded pull ups

Eccentric pull ups

Hip thrusters

Side bench step ups


5 mile run, 9:03 avg pace

My plan was to do a progressive run but that changed when I realized my hip flexor was not having it.  Remember Sunday how I ran 13 and then I played striker in the Parents vs Kids soccer game?  I think I aggravated it then.  I do know that I was hurting from the game.  My shins are covered in bruises from getting kicked.  Should have worn shin guards!

Instead of fighting it, I kept things easy pace and enjoyed the lovely fall day.

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi


40 minutes Stepmill with 60 sec speed intervals, 90 sec recovery x 6

Strength training:

TRX suspended push ups

TRX mountain climbers/X out

TRX single arm pull and reach

Banded pull ups

Single leg deadlift to bench step up

Plank rows

Back squat with bench taps


5.14 mile run, 8:38 avg pace

When I woke up, I checked my weather app to see the temp.  It said 40 degrees with a real feel of 34.  I grabbed a wind breaker vest for an extra layer at the last minute.  When I stepped outside, I realized my weather app is a liar.  It was hot (ok, probably 45 degrees) and felt almost humid.  Within a 1/4 mile I was too hot so I ditched the vest and felt so much better.

The plan was for 2:00 minutes @comfortably hard pace/2:00 recovery x 6.  I think we ended up doing 5 because we ran a little longer than 2 minutes when a suspicious truck seemed to be following us (it wasn’t).  Of course, that interval was way faster than comfortably hard with the adrenaline pumping.

Our new motto is – Run like a Ford Ranger is chasing you!

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

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I think the camera went off right when I was saying “I’m blinded by the flash!”


40 minute Bike

Strength training:

inch worm push ups

bosu squats

bosu single leg deadlift

bosu knee to elbow planks

monster walks

bear crawls with loop band

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rest day!


9 mile run, 9:03 avg/pace, 476 ft elev gain

Thank you, Daylight Savings Time, for making 7 a.m. no longer dark…at least for now.  We were a running crew of 4 for a long run – Andrea, Kyle and her husband, Josh.  It’s funny that Andrea and I have tons of mutual friends (and follow each other on social media) but this was the first time we’ve ever really talked and the first time we’ve run together. Social media does has some really positive qualities!

I’m so thankful for the connections I’ve found.  I can honestly say that 99% of my running friends are ones I’ve met through my blog or social media.  I love it!

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comAfter our run, I ate, showered and then parked myself in front of the TV to watch the New York City Marathon.  Did you watch?  What a race!!  It almost makes me want to sign up for a road marathon…almost.  Lol!

How was your week in workouts?

Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.

18 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Strong week of workouts! I’m the same way: My best running friends are all people I’ve met thru my blog/social media. Crazy how that works! I was at the gym when NYCM aired live but they replayed in here in the afternoon so I caught it then.
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  2. Same re: running people. Also through a local meetup for beginning runners
    Your lying weather was same as mine today. Heard the park forecast and layered up. Ended up wearing neither coat nor sweatshirt siting in the sun watching the race.

    1. I was so excited to be able to shut off my headlamp for the end of my run this morning. I’m not telling my running buddies to have a great night at the end of our run either. Lol!

  3. So funny about the discrepancy with the weather app. I’ve found the same issue and so I have this weather station thingy in my kitchen that measures the conditions outside my house. Runners, we are total weather geeks, right? But I need to know how to dress!!!

    My youngest sister, who went for the jugular this summer over my social media presence, called my readers “fake blog friends”. REALLY? If she only knew that the friends I’ve made through my blog are real people and some of the nicest people I have in my life!!!

    1. We have a weather station thingy too but it’s downstairs and I’m getting ready upstairs. I don’t want to have to go back upstairs to change and in the process risk waking everyone up. Huge problem, I know. 🙂

      I can see how you sister would think that you have fake blog friends. I’m “friends” with people on social but then I’m really, really friends with some. If you aren’t a part of it, you don’t get it.

  4. My weather app was also lying to me for a lot of the week! How can it not take the SUN or humidity into account? LOL!! I’d rather be too hot, of course, so I suffered through it.
    And YES I love how social media can bring runners together. I met someone at a running shoe store this weekend who follows me – so random but now we’re friends, natch.
    Of course I watched the marathon!! I was disappointed that an American didn’t win but it was a great race!!
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    1. I’m the opposite – I hate being too hot on a run. I’d rather be chilled than sweating the whole run. I’ll do that no matter what the temp is anyway!

  5. Strong week of workouts! I love how social media/blogs brings runners together. It’s so fun to grow the community of runners through those means! And I get so excited then to watch everyone train. The marathon was amazing – I was so excited for Shalane and Molly!

    1. You gotta laugh when you think that 10 years ago it was the sketchiest thing to meet someone from the “internet”. Now it’s the best way to meet new friends.

  6. Great work keeping so much strength in your week! Yes, the NYC marathon was so inspiring to watch. I found myself googling December marathons to see if I can still fit something in this season… 🙂

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